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Stephen Avenue Walk

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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round...
Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round pedestrian experience featuring shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is home to: • 5,000 to 10,000 people per hour in peak times • Live performances, buskers, music, festivals, artists and culture galore • Nine major shopping centres/department stores • Some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars • An eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries Stephen Avenue Walk is managed daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm by the Calgary Downtown Association on behalf of the City of Calgary.
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We during the stampede and the place was bursting with colors and music. All kinds of stores can be found in this short stretch that can be covered in about 20 minutes. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stephen Ave is just the best urban area ever! Within Downtown Calgary, it is just the right spot to go for a walk, hang out with friends, get some quality food or go shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We during the stampede and the place was bursting with colors and music. All kinds of stores can be found in this short stretch that can be covered in about 20 minutes. There are multiple shopping centers on this road. Plenty of dining options too. This is the center of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I don't think I've been to Stephen Avenue in quite a few years before today. Beautiful area to go for a walk with many restaurants and such along both sides. I highly recommend.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went here last Saturday, people watched, stopped for a drink and some appetizers, and just took our time walking around down town. Everyone was so friendly, and it sure nice not to have any traffic driving down the road. Great for people visiting Calgary

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On a beautiful day in Calgary son (80!) we walked to Stephen Avenue to spend some time. The street is a pedestrian walkway for 3-4 long city blocks. Restaurants outside we're teaming with people eating and/or drinking. There's not too much shopping, just many places to people walk. Fun, low key

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Stephen Avenue walk is kinda a non traffic shopping street with beautifully laid out shops and eateries. It is a great experience especially for people who do not find such free space in crowded cities. Must go and do some shopping and listen to some music

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We walked down here a few times and once as part of a walking tour. We were visiting during the stampeded so it will be very different. The bars and restaurants were all full and street entertainers trying to earn some money and on top of that we were being shown interesting buildings. Good stuff

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lively pedestrian street with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Nice place to people-watch. Starts out from the 1988 Olympic skating ring - which becomes a water fountain/dipping pool for kids in the summer, and runs a few blocks. Easy walk.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All the times i've been here it has been full of homeless people begging for money. Not my favorite part of the city at all!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would say that Stephen Ave is a fun lunch time stroll for people watching and some street distractions. I would not make a special trip, but if you are downtown at lunchtime, give it a chance. Buskers can be found but are not as high profile as some cities. Traffic free save for cyclists who probably should find a... More 

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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

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